2019 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 9 - Crimes Against Public Administration
Subtitle 4 - Harboring, Escape, and Contraband
Part I - Harboring and Escape
§ 9-408. Resisting or interfering with arrest

    (a)    In this section, “police officer” means an individual who is authorized to make an arrest under Title 2 of the Criminal Procedure Article.

    (b)    A person may not intentionally:

        (1)    resist a lawful arrest; or

        (2)    interfere with an individual who the person has reason to know is a police officer who is making or attempting to make a lawful arrest or detention of another person.

    (c)    A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

    (d)    The unit of prosecution for a violation of this section is based on the arrest or detention regardless of the number of police officers involved in the arrest or detention.

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